L.A.’s Glass Skyscraper Slide Has Been Hit With Its First Lawsuit

07.17.16 3 years ago
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It seems impossible to fathom but it turns out a glass slide along the side of one of L.A.’s tallest buildings might actually be somewhat dangerous. Can you imagine? Next you’re gonna tell me that we sent people to the moon or something.

Last month we gave you the lowdown on the skyslide, 45 feet of bulletproof glass perched 1,000 feet in the air and attached to the side of the U.S. Bank building in downtown L.A. For just $25, you can take the ride yourself although we’ve yet to learn whether the sponsors of the Skyspace renovation project will reimburse you if you wet your pants.

Anyway, a couple of New Yorkers (go figure, right?) visited L.A. earlier this month and decided to give the skyslide a whirl. Turns out one of them broke her ankle while sliding and is now suing for negligence and her husband, a co-plaintiff in the suit, is also suing, but for consortium. Damn 1,000-foot high glass skyslides.

The couple seeks unspecified damages from the company that owns the building while also claiming in the suit that the sound of her ankle cracking is audible in a video taken of her slide. Gross. Look, the next time you’re in L.A., just go take pictures with Boba Fett in front of the damn Chinese Theater like a normal tourist, OK?

(via USA Today)

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